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(en) Australia Activism's Cutting Edge: Pie Power From Humps NotDumps

From DAMN <damn@tao.ca>
Date Sun, 5 Mar 2000 13:31:34 -0500

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> Author: Biotic Baking Brigade Source: "Alan Young" <alan@miningwatch.org>

Eight women on camels pied Chuck Foldenauer, head of US-based General
Atomics who operates a uranium mine in Southern Australia.  The women who
make up the Aboriginal-led organization Humps not Dumps found time in the
course of their 621 mile (1000 kilometer) trek through the Australian desert
to stop and hurl a pie at Foldenauer's face.  Unconfirmed reports maintain
that Mr. Foldenauer was "secretly disappointed" to taste that the rebel pie
"contained not even a smidge of meringue."

The incident marks yet another tasty victory for what can loosely be called
the biotic baking movement, whose ingredients include Actiegroep T.A.A.R.T.,
Entartistes, Pastissiers sans Frontieres (Bakers without Borders), and the
many different cells of the Biotic Baking Brigade (BBB) itself.  In general,
the movement targets corporate and international proponents of free trade
and globalization, and recently inducted former IMF chief Michel Camdessus
into its Hall of Infamy.

On February 13, 2000, as Mr. Camdessus approached the lectern to give his
final speech as IMF chief, Robert Naiman snuck up through "massive security
curtain," and smashed the pie in Camdessus' face with a cry of "Happy
Birthday!"  On February 1, a UK-Indonesian meeting was pummeled with
pastry-treats, as 25 demonstrators wearing West-Paupan tribal masks
blockaded the delegates' hotel and let the pies fly.  For about an hour,
piers unleashed their fury, hurling custard delicacies upon the delegates,
security, and demonstrators alike.  An estimated 10-15 delegates were hit,
though no one received a full-on pie in the face.  

As BBB reports, there have been several top capitalists with sticky faces
recently.  WTO Director General Renato Ruggiero; Bill Gates, CEO of US-based
Microsoft; Robert Shapiro, CEO of US-based Monsanto; and the monetarist
economist Milton Friedman have all been targets of the American branch of
the Biotic Baking Brigade.

Reference: http://www.asis.com/~agit-prop/bbb/

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